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An example of online proofing and a final wedding album

I offer beautiful bespoke albums as an optional extra to my wedding day discs. I use a UK album company who pride themselves on exceptionally quality and fast turnaround times … just like me, in fact! I currently use an online proofing system which has worked well for clients who are not local to me for proofing and for the odd amendment here and there. Most wedding albums just “fall into place”. Clients choose their favourite images and I put the album together. Once the proof (with any amendments) has been approved, it’s off to the printers! Here is a full album I designed for one of my couples from earlier in 2011 …

A disc of images is fine … but a bespoke album is something to keep for the future and to delight over again and again. And there are smaller versions for parents too and even as gifts for bridesmaids and ushers. So do consider having an album made after your wedding – it’s unique and will serve as a lasting memory of your wonderful day.

Product photographer for Grace and Home

Now that the internet makes products so visible and comparable, like for like, it’s great to be able to work with a local supplier to produce clean and well lit images for her website. The company website is still under construction but I just wanted to share with you one or two of the lovely items and show how professional images really can sell your products …

I used a mixture of natural light (as is in the image above), off camera lighting and also an infinity table. It always gets consistent, great results.

I’m looking forward to seeing the website in all its glory. Also, Grace and Home will be at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in autumn 2012 (more details here).

If you are running an online business, why not take a look at other product photography that I’ve undertaken this year for Red Ric Rac and also for WashiTapes. My prices are competitive with a fast turnaround and quality, as always, guaranteed!

Photoshoot collaboration with Shirlaw Style and Playful Promises

It’s always lovely to be involved in photoshoots and I was delighted to receive an email from my good friend Natalie at Shirlaw Style asking if I had time to join her for a photoshoot for Playful Promises. You can read more about the reasons behind the photoshoot on Playful Promises blog but here are a couple of montages from the day. Sinead, our beautiful model, has a very vintage styled house which was just perfect. She was very recently a bride herself (although sadly, not one of my brides …) and we also had time to take a sneak peek at her wonderful wedding images too!

Sinead’s house lends itself to photographs as whilst Natalie was doing the finishing touches on Sinead’s hair, I set up a simple off camera lighting set up and got these shots …

We needed to have step-by-step images so that readers of the Playful Promises blog could attempt the styles themselves and also a good variety of images of the hairstyle in its finished form …

Natalie then set about creating another look with Sinead … but you’ll have to wait to see those pictures in another blog post! It was great working with Natalie again, seeing the Yogi hair products in use and meeting Sinead. I think that I may have mentioned, once or twice, that I love my job!!!

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